18 JANUARY 1975, Page 5


Sir: — The exhibition Bodybox that so offends the sensibilities of Willie Waspe, is the work of the Education Department at the V & A. This vigorous department is young, but I understand it was already in being before Dr Roy Strong's appointment.

Nevertheless, all credit to him for giving it its head; our family (age range 6 to 43 — how old is Mr Waspe?) and the many others there during our visit found Bodybox instructive and enjoyable. We came away the better for it and are happy to cite it as evidence of the verity of the well-known quotation to be seen on tins of golden syrup, when you can find them. Perhaps all those insects 15 High Street, Silsoe, Bedford